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Domitian RIC 74
AR Denarius, 3.30g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 74 (C2). BMC 22. RSC 568c corr.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Tripod with fillets; above, dolphin
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2014.

There was a tremendous amount of coin struck for Domitian in the last few months of 81 after he became emperor in mid September. This coin from group 4 (the largest issue of 81) repeats the common tripod and dolphin pulvinar type previously struck under Titus. RSC incorrectly places ravens on tripod. For Domitian the ravens are found only on RIC 5.

A deeply toned denarius (cabinet toned?) in typical early style.
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Mat  [Jun 11, 2014 at 11:54 PM]
Dont you just love those black ancients? Lovely addition!